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Registration for Fall Sports Now Open

Please visit the Registration page for information.

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*NEW* Girls Fall Flag Football

We are proud to announce that LWYS is offering the IHSA’s newest varsity sport…Girls Flag Football!  There will be 2 travel teams competing in an all-girl league against nearby towns (5th & 6th and 7th & 8th grades).  This is a tremendous opportunity for the amazing female athletes in Libertyville to compete on the football field with other Chicagoland teams.

Fee is $300.  Register here.

For more information, visit the Girls Flag Football page.


All fall sports families are required to commit 4 hours (per child) of volunteer hours to our program. 

Spring options have been posted for our Friday night concessions for flag football games. 

Visit the Dibs tab for time slots. 

2024 Key Dates

Tackle football evaluations and equipment pick up

  • 7/22: 8th (5:30-7p), 7th (7-8:30p)
  • 7/23: 6th (5:30-7p), 5th (7-8:30p)
  • 7/24: 4th and below (5:30-7p)

Flag football evaluations 

  • 7/24: 2nd & 3rd (6-7p), 4th & 5th (7-8p)
  • 7/25 K-1st (5-6p)

Tackle Practices

  • 7/25: Bantams (6-7:30p), all other levels (6-8p).  Helmets only
  • 7/26: TBD
  • 7/29-8/2: Bantams (6-7:30p) and FW, MW, LW, JV and Varsity (6-8p) . Helmet and Shoulder Pads for those athletes that have completed conditioning.
  • 8/5-8/9: Bantams 6-7:30pm and FW, MW, LW, JV and Varsity (6-8p). Full pads for athletes that have completed conditioning.

Cheer and dance practices begin - week of July 29th

Flag practices begin - week of August 19th (2x per week)

Tackle season begins - August 31 & September 1

Flag season begins - September 7th

Girls Flag season begins - September 8th

Girls Flag playoffs - October 26th & 27th

Winter wrestling registration - November


Libertyville Wildcats Youth Sports

Libertyville Wildcats Youth Sports is an Illinois not-for-profit volunteer-led organization.  LWYS has been serving Libertyville and its surrounding communities for over 90 years by making football, wrestling, cheerleading and dance programs available to boys and girls between the ages of six and fourteen.  

Our philosophy is simple: teach the fundamentals of the sports and promote a sense of sportsmanship and fair play in an environment that stresses fun for all participants.  LWYS strives to provide athletic experiences and to nurture and support each child in their individual development.

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